Hospital Loma de Luz is a 40,000 square foot, 50-bed mission hospital with 3 operating rooms, 7 out-patient clinic examining rooms, an emergency room, a wound clinic, a 2-chair dental clinic, an eyeglasses clinic, a laboratory, and a pharmacy. It currently staffs for an in-patient census for 8 beds (predicated by the significant on-going cost of employing Honduran nursing staff). Between triage, out-patient clinic, emergency room, surgery (both in-patient and out-patient) and in-patient services, we care for roughly 20,000 patients per year and perform about 600 surgical procedures per year. We serve a primary catchment area of roughly 70,000 souls, and take referrals from Honduran physicians and nurses at Public Health facilities from all over Honduras.
El Camino started more than 11 years ago with a vision of transforming the North Coast of Honduras through discipleship and changed hearts of the next generation. We began this process by teaching 8 selected Jr. high children in 2002. Those early years taught us many lessons but the one that has affected our direction most directly is this: discipleship and training at an early age potentiates all other education. Three years ago we committed to starting a licensed elementary school beginning with Kindergarten. Every new year we add the next grade. Today we have 43 children from pre K to 2nd grade, brimming with hope and learning to love the Lord God with all their hearts, minds and souls. Each day we see evidence of God’s light pressing back the darkness in our local communities as a result of this little school. Thank you Lord.
Sanctuary House Children’s Center offers a safe place for up to 40 children. Our children are mainly from three groups: 1) Children who are sick and disabled and who are mostly referred through our own hospital. 2) Children who need assistance to access education because their families are not able to get them to school because of poverty or extreme rural locations. And, 3) children who need a place of safety due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Often children arrive severely malnourished, dirty, and with only the clothes they have on their backs. We try to restore the childhoods that have been stolen from the children, offer a good quality education and access to health services. We help our children to make good life decisions and support them when they make bad decisions. Our aim is to see children grow up to be future leaders within their communities knowing the difference between right and wrong and knowing the love of God in their lives.